Signs of Water Damage in Your Home Part 2: Interiors
It may not seem like it, but water can be a powerful and significant source of damage. For this reason, you should always be on the lookout for any sort of signs of water damage in your home. In our last blog post, we had mentioned the exterior signs of water damage, signifying what you should look out for while assessing your home on the outside. Now that you’re well-aware of your exteriors, continue reading below to learn about the interior signs of water damage
Signs of Interior Water Damage
If you ever notice any small black specks on your walls and/or ceilings then you likely have mold, which has resulted from some source of water damage. The most common areas where mold growth occurs include laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms — areas that account for major water usage in the house. Due to the moist surfaces that can occur in these areas of your commercial property, the perfect environment for the development of mold is provided. And if you don’t hire a waterproofing service soon, then your health can become severely affected.
If you ever feel elevated humidity or dampness within the interiors of your home, this can often be one of the strongest signs of water damage. Such factors can also be accompanied by a musty odor, which can also be an indicator of mold growth and development.
When you smell musty odors in your home, sniff it out carefully to see where the stench is at its strongest. If you live in an old house, it’s probable that your source of musty odor and water damage comes from the attic or basement.
High Utility Bills
This isn’t so much of a sign as it is an indicator. When you receive your next utility bill and you notice that the water price has spiked, you very likely have water damage, such as a leak. Make sure that you assess visible pipelines and faucets in your commercial property that can possibly be prone to leaks. If you don’t notice any leaks in your visible areas, consider that maybe water damage is occurring inside your walls.
If you’re unsure if you actually have water damage inside your walls or anywhere else due to a spiked utility bill, don’t hesitate at all in contacting Deluxe Waterproofing. They can likely tell if your home is being afflicted by water damage or not.
Changed Appearance to Ceiling, Walls, & Flooring
One of the most obvious signs of water damage is changed appearances in your commercial property. Take a look at your drywalls and ceilings. If anyone of these areas of your property is flaky or bubbly, then it’s likely afflicted with water damage. If these conditions are left unchecked for too long, they can become bloated, swollen, and become malleable to touch.
Also, make sure to look at your floors. Especially pay special attention to the corners of rooms which are prone to mold and can even cause irreversible damage to the sub-flooring of your commercial property.
When You Notice Signs of Water Damage, Call The Professionals at Deluxe Waterproofing Today!
Now that you know all about the signs of water damage, don’t hesitate at all in contacting the professionals at Deluxe Waterproofing today! We here at Deluxe Waterproofing have been providing professional waterproofing services for many years, making us one of the most experienced and regarded waterproofing service providers in South Florida. When you choose us, we feel more than certain that you’ll benefit from our services as you’re added to our growing list of satisfied customers. For any inquiries, you may call us at 954-623-3777 or visit our contact page.